“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
By: Zy Marquiez
January 1, 2016
After seeing a post from another fellow blogger [and am thankful for this person for doing it, because its prompted this very post], it occurred to me that although daily goals are a part of my life and have helped me greatly when employed, it hadn’t occurred to me to write my goals for 2016.
For myself, am of a mind that every day should be lived to the fullest extent. That might not always be possible, but if we keep that notion in the back of our mind it’s a lot easier to accomplish a lot more by gravitating towards that which drives us in life.
Some of these goals might seem simple, some of them overly complex. However, as mentioned in a previous blog called ‘What Is The Best Use Of Your Time‘, the average person spends 5 hours watching TV daily.
With the above fact in mind, it was found that:
“In an entire 168 hour work-week where the average person spends, 56 hours a week sleeping, and 40 hours a week working, that leaves one with 72 hours free. If one were to spend 35 hours a week viewing television, then that would leave 37 hours of free time. That’s nearly half of all of one’s available time spent watching television. That seems ludicrous, does it not?”
That’s a lot of free time that could be used doing something else besides watching tv.
On the flip side of that, my niche is reading. Reading, reading, reading and more reading. Reading things of many genres and about countless topics. Sprinkle some writing around that and still we got some reading. This is how assimilating so much information becomes simpler.
The other thing is that, at the back end of my life, the thought of having spent so much time doing something that brings almost nothing of real value would mean a life half wasted so to speak. That’s just not acceptable. We’re here to kick ass, take names, and blow the lids off the box of mediocrity. Anything else would just be selling my-self short.
In any case, here are the goals:
– Continue fostering the great relationships that have helped me grow as an individual.
– Meet new people, and learn as much as possible not only from them, but from the paths that they have chosen to walk, regardless of their reason.
– Be even more inquisitive than in the past
– Follow my instincts all of the time, no matter how big or small the issue might be.
– Read 100 books, or 20,000 pages within books. Whatever comes first between those two. [This does not count pages read by articles/papers researched]. As an inquiring mind, am always looking for more ways to learn more so…
– A side goal to above is that 10 of the 100 books need to be philosophy books.
– Read 1500 articles health, science, finance, history, etc.
– Write at least 50 book reviews for the blog. This is to help give back to others.
– Write 50 poems of any type. This one is mainly to keep fostering my personal creativity.
– Paint 50 paintings. This one am new at [and am incredibly thankful for Jon Rappoport for mentioning it quite often], but it’s still something that like writing and poetry, helps vault imagination forward. So onward we will go.
– Workout for minimum 30 minutes a day at least 5 times a week. Health is a very important aspect of my life, and slacking here would be highly detrimental.
– Take my time before carrying out all decisions in my life. This will be the most complex, but it will yield the greatest results. It is also a very general goal, but it actually will couple to every part of my life.
– Lastly, continue to add content to the blog and grow the blog up to at least 500 regular readers or ‘followers’ [hate that word] on wordpress. Its been great being able to interact and see how much variety there is to be had within the interwebz blogosphere realm, so am looking forward to more.
Most of these goals revolve around helping others as others have helped me, as well as pushing myself beyond my current state of mind/health/life.
Its all about wanting more – doing more.
It’s about breaking away.
And since everything great at its most nascent stage begins with a choice, these are my choices.
What are your choices/goals for 2016?
Would love to hear them.
Good luck in 2016 and Happy New Years to you all.
December 30, 2015
The Misinformation Mess … As Americans approach Election Year 2016, the crisis of misinformation is growing more and more dangerous. On issues from foreign policy to the economy, almost none of the candidates in the race appears to be addressing the real world, writes Robert Parry. – ConsortiumNews
Dominant Social Theme: False flags? Nothing to see here. Let’s move along.
Free-Market Analysis: Who is Robert Parry? He is editor of Consortiumnews.com, an online independent investigative journalism magazine founded in 1995, and an investigative reporter. We learn from his bio he “broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s.” His latest book is America’s Stolen Narrative.
This article was picked up from Consortiumnews, like many of Parry’s articles, by Common Dreams, a well-known left-leaning site that publishes often about “the misinformation mess.”
Our position has always been that the Internet Reformation (our term) was unstoppable in the short- and medium-term. We expected when exposed regarding perfervid implementations of directed history that the elites in some sense would take a “step back.”
Instead, they have forged ahead like Ronda Rousey when she lost her title. Toward the end of the fight, she was leading with her face to get it over with.
In fact, the elites we cover regularly seem kinda, well … punch-drunk. We’ve suggested that the growing mass of Internet exposés would reach a critical point eventually and that seems to be happening.
Robert Parry’s article adds significantly to the accumulation of material leading readers on both left and right ends of the spectrum to question the official narrative. Bear in mind Parry comes from AP. Given what he’s been through professionally, this article is remarkable.
Let’s examine some excerpts.
Is it really possible to expect that the American people (as propagandized and misinformed as they are) could effect significant change through the electoral process, which is itself deeply compromised by vast sums of dark money from American oligarchs, while other super-rich Americans own the major media companies?
Good point about the current oligarchical structure.
As part of all this reassessment, there needs to be a coming-clean with the American people regarding what U.S. intelligence knows about a variety of key events, including but not limited to the Aug. 21, 2013 sarin attack outside Damascus, Syria; the Feb. 20, 2014 sniper attack in Kiev, Ukraine, which set the stage for the coup; and the July 17, 2014 shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.
The fact that such events have been exploited for propaganda reasons – to blame U.S. “adversaries” – while the detailed knowledge of the U.S. intelligence agencies is hidden from the American people has deprived the public of an ability to make rational assessments about the larger policies. U.S. positions are driven by false or faulty perceptions, not reality.
These two grafs above are perhaps the most remarkable. When intelligence agency narratives are confronted to this extent, something is changing. The last time this happened was in the mid-20th century, and it provoked some convulsive changes.
One more astonishing statement: “Along with bringing rationality and reason back to U.S. foreign policy, a similar process of truth-telling could take place domestically.”
He makes economic points, too, writing that the “core problem” of the US’s shrinking middle class has do with super profits from the new digital economy that should have been disbursed to everyone but have only gone to the “super rich.”
This is where Parry begins to go wrong. Like most reporters, he doesn’t seem to know enough about central banking or the dollar reserve currency to appreciate the US’s true monetary manipulation.
By: Jennifer Lea Reynolds
December 30, 2015
The birth of a baby should be a joyous occasion for a family. However, over the past decade, over 130,000 babies in the United States have been born with drug addictions, making the experience anything but happy. Many times, the babies – if they’re lucky enough to survive – shake uncontrollably, one of the many outward physical expressions of being born addicted to drugs.(1)
According to a video posted by the global news community, AJ+, the problem arises when the baby’s mother uses opiates while pregnant. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains opioids as medications that are taken to relieve pain. Morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone fall into this category, although the list is extensive.(1,2)
Heroin is one such drug – and a powerful, highly-addicting one at that. Because it crosses the blood-brain barrier very quickly, people using it are said to experience an intense “rush.” In addition to helping to alleviate pain, heroin – considered a semi-synthetic opiate – is known to create a state of bliss among users.(3)
Shooting heroin while in labor; accidentally suffocating a baby while high
Sadly, heroin is just what Clorissa Jones was shooting while in labor.
“I was in labor, in the bathroom shooting heroin, about to give birth to my child,” she says. Her child, a boy named Jacoby, was indeed born addicted to heroin. He joins his younger brother Braxton, who was born addicted to methadone.(1)
She’s not alone.
Another mom, Reanne Pederson, says that her baby died when she accidentally suffocated him. She makes no excuses for the reason behind the horrible act: She was high when she did it. “You’re so clouded when you’re using and when you’re an addict, you think everything you’re doing is OK …”(1)
Of the problem, pediatrician Dr. Lauren Jansson says, “It is a crisis; it is [an] epidemic. The opioid crisis in this country is continuing to expand exponentially.”(1)
What causes this terrible epidemic? Our over-medicated society, perhaps?
Which, of course, begs the question: Why? How is it possible that it’s gotten so out of control, especially when the U.S. law mandates that hospitals report drug-dependent babies to social services (which, by the way, clearly isn’t happening). How is it that since 2010, at least 110 infant deaths have occurred, which could all have been prevented?(1)
Naturally, every person’s reason for turning to opioids differs, as does their decision to turn to them for recreational, rather than medical, purposes.
But let’s face it, the United States is an over-medicated society. It’s no secret that prescriptions are given to patients like water, with the medical system opting to make a profit off their patients instead of truly getting to the root cause of their health problems. Knee pain? Here’s a pill. Get lots of headaches? Take this. On and on it goes; pill-popping is almost an accepted norm in society for those in pain. Overall, people have easy access to medications which they could ultimately become addicted to and use inappropriately.
Drugs are even being given to perfectly healthy babies … So, if they aren’t born with a health problem, they’re bound to get one
Even our water system is riddled with drugs; it’s not uncommon for hospitals and everyday citizens to flush their meds down toilets and drains, putting millions of pounds of medications – from highly toxic chemicals like those found in cancer treatments, to hormones – in the sewer system.(4)
by: Dave Mihalovic
History is being made on how the world is responding to vaccination. Even long-term health professionals are refusing to vaccinate themselves in the face of continued injury and death being caused by the practice. Almost half of healthcare professionals are now refusing to vaccinate and children’s uptake for HPV, influenza, chicken pox and many other vaccines are reaching historic lows as the awakening spans across the planet.
One thing is for sure–those who have stopped vaccinating will never start vaccinating again. So the challenge for the pharmaceutical industrial complex is now aggressively shifting to holding on to the remaining vaccinators before they convert to the anti-vaccine position. How will they do this? Fear of course.
There’s a consequence to this awakening. As more people become informed and pull away from the clutches of fear, anxiety and control that accompanies vaccination, more public health and government policy will enforce their position through aggression and threats. That alone is a clear indication of which stance holds true merit and which one doesn’t.
Bullies don’t like being confronted by the truth, but the truth doesn’t care. That’s why the anti-vaccine position roots itself largely from a non-violent, passive and informed approach. They are mostly indifferent about vaccinators injecting themselves and their children and feel if they must continue the practice, they have the right to their opinion. On the other hand, most in the pro-vaccination camp are very angry, antagonistic and don’t believe anybody who disagrees with them has that right. Anti-vaccine proponents are a risk to us all and they must be imprisoned or exiled.
The future of vaccination, if it has a future, will not be one in compliance through force. The imposition of mandatory vaccination (or its illusion) is perhaps the biggest mistake that public health policy and government is currently pursuing. It is working against them. It is an attempt to desperately derail growing numbers of an informed population and it will accelerate the demise of vaccination as we know it.
In the next year, there will be a massive, highly coordinated and sensationalized propaganda on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, who will use the media and public health agencies to strike fear in those thinking about not vaccinating there children. The campaign has already started as evident in measles scare heavily covered by the mainstream media.
Schools will also be changing their policies. Not only are public health entities habitually and deliberately failing to inform the public of their right to refuse vaccines in both school and work settings, but they are working towards mandatory vaccination protocols which will allow officials to conduct childhood vaccinations without any parental consent at all.
The reason is simple. The pharmaceutical companies no longer dominate the spectrum of knowledge on vaccination. The gig is up. People are no longer fooled by the fraudulent studies funded by drug companies, the hidden CDC documents now exposed, the fabrications and plots by government on flu vaccines, and the lack of safety studies in almost any area of vaccination. Big Pharma now has statistical verification that vaccine exemptions rates are at all time highs while vaccine uptake is at all-time lows. They have the data and they’re desperately trying to reverse the trend.
Vaccinate and Oppose Anybody Who Disagrees
There are opinions now held by many in high levels of public health agencies and government which may soon translate into laws requiring mandatory enforcement of vaccination and the elimination of vaccine exemptions.
State legislatures are now dealing with a rash of legislation to tighten vaccination rules in reaction to the targeted media attack against the anti-vaccination movement that started with the coordinated Disneyland measles outbreak. The media outcry was designed to focus on parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. With Disneyland scare, it’s now been established at least half of the Disneyland children who allegedly caught measles WERE vaccinated.
In California, a group of state legislators announced last week that they would sponsor a bill to eliminate the state’s “personal belief” exemption, which includes the religious exemption, from the state’s vaccination laws.
The end of exemption laws are just one part of the equation, but there are also calls to imprison parents who don’t comply and revoke the licenses of Doctors who don’t comply with vaccine promotion.
Biased opinion pieces such as this one in the Washington Post claims that any doctor who opposes vaccination should have their license revoked. The author calls the anti-vaccine stance based on nothing more than anecdote, myth, hearsay, rumor, ideology and fraud. The problem is they either don’t read or listen to the hundreds of scientific studies which confirm that vaccination and associated toxins are dangerous.
They want to consider counseling against vaccination as misconduct for Physicians. The claim doctors are distorting what patients need to know to preserve their health or that of their children and they have “crossed a bright red line”. Do you see the problem? It’s an imposition of ideals based on misinterpretations, flawed science and far reaching conclusions that they call fact. They are not fact. They are anything but fact. The only fact is that we don’t know how safe or dangerous vaccines really are.
Officials at Queen’s University in Canada have now launched an investigation into claims that a health studies instructor has been teaching anti-vaccination materials in a first-year level course. They go as far as to state that “the tone of it is clearly skewed to ‘vaccine is bad,'” he said. “It’s got elements of truth to it, which make it slightly credible. But there are a lot of things in it which are not correct.” The question is who can make the judgement that it is correct?
USA Today columnist Alex Berezow headlines an aggressive pro-vaccine rant stating that “Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail.” His position is that no matter how toxic the vaccine ingredients really are, parents who do not comply with vaccination should be thrown in prison.
The message is clear: any parents who might have genuine personal and family health concerns regarding risky vaccines, are “putting the public safety at risk and therefore must comply”. In the wake of this crisis, US media are currently promoting a new class of laws that will eliminate a parent and student’s ability to obtain a ‘waiver’ for mandatory vaccinations. In other words, if you do not get all the vaccines which the state demands, then you will be breaking the law.
December 31, 2015
In his second book in the ‘Secret Mission’ series, Walter Bosley takes us on an adventure that’s quite breathtaking as it is thought provoking.
Secret Missions 2: The Lost Expeditions Of Sir Francis Burton is a strong sequel to the first book Secret Missions: The Hidden Legacy Of Old California, which was just as dynamite as this one.
Bosley begins by building the background for the case that Burton – as an agent of multiple institutions – carries out a classic ‘op within an op’ that covert circles are littered with.
From locale to locale facts are explored & synthesized, thence extrapolated from rather incisively in a way that makes the reader follow the case he is making for Burton’s hunt for an ancient civilization[s?].
Burton’s extensive work is used to build the case, and many of the finer theories are inferred quite logically given the availability, and sometimes lack thereof of information. Not because the author doesn’t search, but because some of the vital data is downright classified still to this day. That begs the question: why?
What was so imperative, that long after Burton is gone, long after the world has changed over countless times, that information found in an expedition – that according to mainstream biographers didn’t take place – that took six months and countless locales still hasn’t made the light of day?
The answer to the question, and more, is the quest of Bosley.
At certain junctures, this book even dovetails slightly with his previous Secret Missions book, which goes to show how much interest the ruling powers of the day had in the civilizations of ‘high antiquity’. This is easy to see once we see the breadth and scope of the technological capabilities [megaliths, etc.], history and knowledge that could be had from the search and seizure of ancient loot, knowledge, et al.
Knowledge that could arguably set the foundation for something much more, advanced.
In any case, if you’re used to Bosley’s previous work, or fascinated in these particular subjects, this book will be a quick read for you.
The strength of this book lies in the amount of data provided by the author, which only serves to buttress his argument that much more.
Its one of those book that truly makes you wonder about how much history has been kept from us.
And better yet, what still remains out there unexplored…
Given how much of or history has been distorted, suppressed, and erased, and coupled with Bosley’s knack for the period, have a feeling myself that this and his previous book are ‘only the beginning’ of many more grounded, logical, and insightful adventures.